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Police log 10-11

October 14, 2002

Man injured in Md. 68 accident



ST. JAMES - A 55-year-old man was in serious condition Friday after the vehicle in which he was riding skidded off Md. 68 and hit a pole, Maryland State Police said.

Charles Wiederhold, no address given, was taken to Washington County Hospital after the 2:31 p.m. accident near the intersection of Md. 68 and Bob Lane, police said.

The driver, Dennis Lee Clinger Jr., 20, of Hagerstown, was treated at the hospital and released.

Worn tires on the 1999 Honda Passport caused Clinger to lose control on the wet road, police said.




Storage building fire investigated



THURMONT, Md. - The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a Friday morning fire in a wood storage building at 36 Frederick Road.

Fire did about $30,000 damage to the building and its contents, owned by Betty Calimer, the fire marshal's office said.

The fire was reported about 6:30 a.m.

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Pa. man hurt in rain-related crash



An Artemis, Pa., man escaped serious injury when he lost control of his vehicle on a wet road Friday afternoon and hit a fence and a utility pole, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Samuel Cubbage, 61, was treated at Washington County Hospital after the accident, which occurred just after 4 p.m. on Md. 68 north of Williamsport.

Cubbage was being evaluated in the emergency room Friday evening, a hospital spokesman said.




Police charge two with drug violations



FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Police charged two people with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia Friday after a two-month investigation of drug activity at 105 W. Fifth St.

Kermit Reginald Miller, 49, of that address, and Anthalene Bisonette Diggs, 31, of Brunswick, Md., were charged, police said.




Revenge suspected in Bolivar arson



BOLIVAR, W.Va. - Police believe revenge may have been the motive for a fire that was set early Friday morning at a Bolivar, W.Va., home.

Randy Williams of 116 Columbia Ave. smelled smoke after he was awakened by barking dogs about 6:30 a.m., said Cpl. Thomas Hansen of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

Williams discovered the door from his garage to his kitchen was on fire. Several small fires were also burning on the Ford Explorer parked in the garage, Hansen said.

Williams woke up his roommate, Rhett Reagan, and the two extinguished the fires, Hansen said.

The two men were lucky they discovered the fire, which could have easily spread throughout the house, he said.

Police have some leads and believe the arsonist may have been seeking revenge for a prior disagreement with Williams, Hansen said.




Drug charges filed in Frederick sting



FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Police charged a Mt. Airy, Md., man with distribution of cocaine after an undercover operation in the Carver Apartment Complex on Thursday night.

Antonio Joseph Spencer, 38, was also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine, police said.




Child safety seat inspections today



FREDERICK, Md. - Citizens can have their child safety seats checked for proper installation by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on Monocacy Boulevard.

The location of the checkpoint was moved from Sam's Club on Md. 85 to the Wal-Mart, police said.




Car vandalism, thefts reported



The following incidents were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department Thursday:

  • Seven car headlights were smashed and some cars were damaged on the Hagerstown Ford lot at 1714 Massey Boulevard. Damage was estimated at $3,500.

  • A compact disc case and some CDs were reported stolen from a 1994 GMC Jimmy at 9:45 p.m. on 17927 Leona Avenue in Maugansville. They were valued at about $250.

  • Windows were reported smashed in two red Dodge Neons and some items were stolen at Valley Mall on Thursday night.

    It was reported that the window was smashed in one of the cars about 9:45 p.m. but no items were taken. Damage was estimated at $250.

    In the second case, a Pioneer CD player and about 300 CDs were taken. The CD player was valued at $175 and the CDs were valued at $3,000.






Safety seat checks set in Pa. Tuesday



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police will conduct child safety seat inspections at the barrack from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Information will be provided to parents about the correct installation and use of car seats. No enforcement action will be taken, police said.

Those who are unable to afford car seats can call 1-800-CAR-BELT to find the nearest loaner program, police said.

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